Originally Posted by Bostonian
Culture is shaped by biology. East Asians have a relative strength in spatial ability, which may explain their use of pictographic writing.
Culture may be shaped by nature and nurture. Biology, being nature, would be part of the influence on shaping culture.

The example of pictographs may be a correlation, not a causation? May be chicken-or-egg... which came first... did pictographs favor people who had visual/spatial strength, emphasizing and valuing development in that area?

Last edited by indigo; 03/12/14 10:21 AM. Reason: clarity?